Help the youth of the world? : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread

Hello fellow junkyard fans, let's do something for the kids watching the show. Here's where we might help:

The neighborhood opportunities to explore mechanical junk just aren't what they used to be when we were kids. Its a shame isn't it? Yet, I've found that adults should NEVER UNDERESTIMATE WHAT A KID WITH DUCT TAPE AND A GLUE GUN CAN DO. If we come up with enough ideas and they make their way to the JYW, Nickelodeon, Disney, Popular Mechanics for Kids, etc. producer somewhere might put a show together with a JYW format. Kids don't need power tools to build boats, launchers, ramming devices, etc. What do you think? Let's get some ideas going.

-- Michael Beckmeyer (, March 04, 2001


British Petrolium (BP) run a Challenge here in NZ for High School students.

Want more? Here's a link

Although what they're making snowball throwers in Auckland for I havn't the slightest idea.

-- Trevor (, March 05, 2001.

A snowball launcher in Aukland? Now that's creative. The BP Challenge itself looks like it would be great to put on T.V. The site had a list of helpful resources that will be posted on a site currently under construction called Junkyard Science.

Thanks Trevor!

-- Michael (, March 05, 2001.

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